List of towns in Virginia facts for kids
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This is a complete list of towns in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. An incorporated town in Virginia is the equivalent of a city in most other states, i.e. a municipality which is part of a county. Incorporated cities in Virginia are independent jurisdictions and separate from any county. As of 2016[update], there are 190 incorporated towns, some of which are more populous than many independent cities, but are not incorporated as cities and are therefore situated within a parent county or counties.
New towns may be incorporated but must have a minimum population of 1,000 residents. Cities with populations of less than 50,000 are eligible to become towns through reversion. On July 1, 2013, Bedford became the 191st town in Virginia. The town of Columbia became the most recent town to revoke its charter and became an unincorporated part of Fluvanna County as of July 1, 2016, reducing the number of incorporated towns to 190. For a complete list of independent cities, see List of cities in Virginia. For major unincorporated population centers, see List of unincorporated communities in Virginia.
Population figures reflect the Census Bureau's official 2015 estimates, and geographic coordinates are derived from 2016 Census Bureau figures.
- The towns of Castlewood (Russell County), Clover (Halifax County), and Columbia (Fluvanna County) were disincorporated in 1997, 1998, and 2016 respectively.
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